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About Immerse

Immerse 2021 continues to deliver art in unexpected ways. This year, we introduce a COVID-safe program, including online events and self-guided experiences.

Immerse is a unique exhibition program that breaks away from the traditional art gallery setting. The program aims to shares the arts in unexpected places throughout Knox. It encourages creativity in everyday spaces.

Immerse 2021 will offer a mix of:

  • art exhibitions
  • arts experiences
  • performances

You can access exhibits across 3 key hubs from 13 to 28 November 2021.

This year's special program will be delivered safely with COVID-19 restrictions in place.

Immerse 2021 vision

Immerse faces new challenges in 2021. Yet the exhibition continues its vision to bring the arts into unexpected places.

The 2021 program will inspire our community with surprising and innovative creative experiences. We recognise the arts as an important tool in celebrating and renewing our community.

Immerse 2021 aims to engage, promote and support:

  • local artists
  • local learning
  • community centres
  • local businesses

The program will:

  • Encourage the development of the arts, art sales and arts promotion
  • Foster partnerships between local artists, art organisations, venues, and Council
  • Enable creative, business and community engagement and collaboration
  • Raise the profile, accessibility and participation in the arts within Knox
  • Activate spaces with unique, place-based creativity
  • Safely deliver a public and/or virtual program within current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions

Immerse 2021 hubs

The Immerse hubs focus on 3 key neighbourhood precincts across Knox. These include:

  • Wantirna South
  • Rowville
  • The Basin

Satellite locations around Knox also have stand-alone feature installations and exhibitions.

The Immerse hubs are a variety of venues, precincts and spaces where you can immerse yourself in an art experience. This approach enables:

  • greater visibility of artworks
  • easier access and a stronger ‘immersion’ of exhibitions
  • public arts
  • public programs
  • other genres

If restrictions allow, please come along and visit the hubs in person. You can enjoy the art installations and guided virtual experiences at your own pace, in your own time.

Check out the events tab for more information about the virtual events and experiences at each hub (coming soon).

Background

Developed by Knox City Council in 2015, Immerse became a celebrated arts event. The program offered a unique way of sharing and celebrating the arts within an (sub)urban context.

Immerse runs every 2 years. The exhibition continues to surprise and inspire with its contemporary and diverse program. It challenges both the artists and the audience to experience creativity in new and surprising ways.

Artists show their work with the support of professional curators. Artists can enjoy a mentoring relationship as they explore new ways to exhibit their work for the greatest exposure.

Previous Immerse programs

Started in 2015, the Immerse Program is now in it's fifth year. Previous programs include:

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